'MAKING LONDON CHILD-FRIENDLY'
REPORT LAUNCHES AT CITY HALL
Publica has concluded research for the Making London Child-Friendly – Designing Places and Streets for Children and Young People report, as a catalyst to make London’s built environment more child-friendly and accessible for children and young people, alongside Erect Architecture for the Mayor of London.
Making London Child-Friendly recommends that new developments, renewal projects and public realm improvements should encourage and facilitate the independent mobility of children and young people. Independent mobility has long been in decline, with significant consequences for the physical, social and mental development and health of children and young people. By strategically planning and designing places and routes for children and young people to be independently mobile within their local areas, the built environment can increase opportunities for young Londoners to become happier and healthier.
The report is part of The Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme, which calls on all involved in London's growing architectural, design and built environment professions to help realise the Mayor's vision for a city that is successful, inclusive and sustainable for all Londoners.
It was launched on Monday 27 January 2020 at City Hall with Publica’s Director of Strategy and Research Anna Mansfield; Jules Pipe CBE, the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills; Joanne McCartney, Assembly Member and Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare and the Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville.
Posted: 29 JANUARY 2020